5 quick tips for a high score in RRB Group D Exam 2018

first_imgRRB Group D Exam 2018: The Railway Recruitment Boards’ (RRB) Computer Based Tests (CBT) for recruitment of Level 1 or RRB Group D posts is expected to begin from September 17.Here are some important details and strategy by Kiran Tomar, Exam Expert, Onlinetyari.com, to help you with your preparation for upcoming RRB Group D 2018 exam:Tip 1: Exam patternThe primary focus before beginning any subject-wise preparation is to know and understand exam pattern as well as the syllabus. This will help you to become more familiar with the exam and remove all your fears before the RRB Group D exam. Note: Please note the above pattern is for the first stage of examination, i.e. CBT or Computer Based Test only.Tip 2: Understanding the exam detailsThere are a few minute details which every student should remember while preparing for RRB Group D 2018 examination, including:The exam will be conducted in three stages, viz, CBT or Computer Based Test; PET or Physical Efficiency Test, and lastly, document verificationThere will be negative marking in RRB Group D CBT Test (Stage-1). 1/3rd portion of total marks for the question will be deducted for each wrong answerOnly objective type questions will be asked in CBT or Computer Based Test for RRB Group D.Students who clear Railways Group D CBT exam will be called for PET or Stage 2 of the exam. Please note students need to clear this stage of the examination and then only they will be called for the final stage, i.e. document verification.advertisementTip 3: Subject-wise strategy and important topics for preparation:MathematicsTo master this area, you need to combine skills with strategy. This section tests your ability to interpret and comprehend graphical data and then answer the questions that follow. It is essential that you need to have an idea of all the types of questions that are asked so that you can attempt them in the correct manner.Important topics:BODMASPercentageRatio and ProportionTime and WorkPercentageCompound Interest and Simple InterestAlgebraGeometryTrigonometryReasoning abilityThe reasoning section, being a vast section, comprises a number of topicsThis section is considered both challenging and exciting part by most of the aspirantsThe only way to excel in reasoning section is developing an in-depth understanding of logic and regular practice.Important topics:AnalogyClassificationBlood RelationDirectionAnalyticalReasoningSyllogismStatement ArgumentAssumptionGeneral science:The preparation for science and technology section is quite different. First things first, finding the right study material is still a problemPiling up a huge stock of books and resources available in the market and cramming them up is NOT a solution. Mostly, all of the questions from the science and technology section are analytical/conceptual in natureA lot of them hold relevance because of the events going on around us. So, current affairs across the world go in-sync with your conceptual knowledge. All you need here is the right approach. RRB ALP general science exam is divided into three categories, which are, life science, physics, and chemistryA candidate can expect around three to four questions from each of these topics.Important topics:ClassificationLife ProcessesEcologySources of EnergyReproductionAcid Bases and SaltsMetals and Non-MetalsChemical ReactionsUnits and MeasurementHeatForceElectricity and MagnetismGravitationGeneral awareness:Most candidates are able to secure good marks in this section but there are a significant number of questions which candidates might find confusing. Watch current affair videos daily, read PDFs, and newspaper; note down important points, and revise them on regular basis.Maximum questions in this section are generally asked from the topics on current affairs in science and technology, sports, culture, personalities, economics, politics and any other subjects of importance.Tip 4: Practice, learn, practice, learn and practice more and learn more:After understanding the exam pattern and syllabus, the next most crucial step is to be prepared by practising as much as possible.Here are a few tips to remember while practising:Remember you are practising to crack only CBT or Computer Based Test. Therefore, keep your focus clear, crisp, and focusedLearn from your mistakes each time you attempt a mock testTry to avoid same mistakes and try to understand by viewing the method or explanation for the correct answer.’The more the merrier’, a quote apt in every stage of life, but mostly during exam-time. The more you practice the less are the chances that you will make a mistake in the actual RRB Group D 2018 exam.advertisementAvoid stress while practising. It is necessary to practice but it is also necessary not to practice too much. If practising is causing you stress, then try to move back to learning and switch to another subject.Tip 5: Build speed and accuracyThe last and most important part while preparing for RRB Group D 2018 examination is to have accuracy and speed.Here are some tips to build your speed and accuracy during the exam:Try to answer questions you know while you are practising.Analyse what you have answered correct and wrong; understand the reasons mentioned in the explanation or solutionsDecrease the time taken to attempt each mock testIf you follow all five steps mentioned above, we ensure that you will definitely be well-prepared for the Railways Group D 2018 examination.Best of luck to you!Read: RRB Group D exams 2018: List of websites to download RRB Group D admit cardlast_img read more

Famed Nova Scotia treasure hunter did it his way minister tells funeral

first_imgMARTINS POINT, N.S. — An American man who dedicated his life to finding treasure on Nova Scotia’s Oak Island was remembered Monday as a larger-than-life figure who became a pillar in the community he made home for more than 50 years.Roughly 120 people packed a small wood-panelled church in the coastal community of Martins Point for the funeral of Dan Blankenship.Blankenship, a U.S. Army veteran who became fixated on the Oak Island mystery, died March 17 at age 95.The service included a rendition of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way.”“He enjoyed his life,” said Rev. Ron Barkhouse of St. Mark’s Anglican Church, where Blankenship would often attend services.“He had 95 years to do what he wanted to do.”Blankenship was a staple on “The Curse of Oak Island,” a reality TV series on the History channel set on the 57-hectare island on Nova Scotia’s south shore.David Eisnor, a longtime family friend, said during a eulogy that Blankenship was known around the world for being a treasure hunting legend, but he had many interests.Eisnor said his resume would also include “scuba diver, fisherman, armchair quarterback for his love of football, dancer and singer.”Blankenship became hooked on the story of Oak Island after reading a “Reader’s Digest” story in 1965 at his Florida home.Eisnor said at the time, Blankenship asked his wife Jane to read the piece, hoping it would also pique her interest.“She handed it back to him and said, ‘So what?’” said Eisnor, sparking a few laughs from the crowd.“Dan said to her, ‘Well number one, there’s treasure on Oak Island, and number two, I’m going to find it.’“It’s a statement like that, in a nutshell, that summed up Dan’s unbridled determination for everything that he did.”Blankenship co-owned the island with a group of investors, including brothers Rick and Marty Lagina, who are doing the major work on site now. Their search for treasure has been featured during the reality TV show’s six seasons.The Oak Island legend began in 1795 when curious teenage boys began digging at the site, thinking they might find a pirate’s buried treasure. Theories on who may have buried treasure on the island range from pirate Blackbeard to the Knights Templar.Aly Thomson, The Canadian Presslast_img read more